Elaine Elinson

Elaine Elinson was the communications director of the ACLU of Northern California and editor of the ACLU News for more than two decades. She is a coauthor of Development Debacle: The World Bank in the Philippines, which was banned by the Marcos regime. Her articles have been published in the Los Angeles Daily Journal, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Nation, Poets and Writers, and numerous other periodicals. She is married to journalist Rene CiriaCruz and they have one son.

Past Events

Why Would I Mispronounce My Own Name? with special guests Elaine Elinson and Stan Yogi

Thursday Nov 08 2018   8:00 PM
San Francisco Studio Theater  1062 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA  map

Marx Now: Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Alejandro Murguia in dialogue with Elaine Elinson

Saturday Oct 13 2018   6:30 PM
Goethe-Institut San Francisco  530 Bush St, San Francisco, CA  map

Elaine Elinson at San Leandro Museum’s Celebrate Her

Saturday Aug 26 2017   10:00 AM
Casa Peralta  384 West Estudillo Avenue, San Leandro, CA  map

Presidio Dialogues – Letters from the Camps: Voices of Dissent

Thursday Apr 27 2017   6:00 PM
Presidio Officers' Club  50 Moraga Ave, San Francisco, CA  map

Wherever There’s A Fight at the California State Library

Tuesday Apr 25 2017   12:00 PM
California State Library  900 N Street, Sacramento, CA  map

Elaine Elinson at the Saratoga Historical Foundation

Monday Mar 27 2017   7:30 PM
Saratoga Historical Foundation   19655 Allendale Ave, Saratoga, CA  map

Wherever There’s a Fight at Sunset Branch Library

Wednesday Mar 08 2017   7:00 PM
Sunset Branch Library  1305 18th Ave. at Irving St., San Francisco , CA  map

Odd Mondays: Authors’ Potpourri Evening at Folio Books

Monday Oct 17 2016   7:00 PM
Folio Books  3957 24th St, San Francisco, CA  map

Wherever There’s a Fight: San Leandro Public Library Exhibit Opening

Saturday Aug 27 2016   3:00 PM
San Leandro Public Library  300 Estudillo Ave, San Leandro, CA  map

Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Conference

Wednesday Mar 30 2016 - Saturday Apr 02 2016  9:00 AM
Los Angeles Convention Center  1201 S Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA  map

Selected Letters of Langston Hughes

Thursday Jul 09 2015   6:00 PM
Mechanics' Institute Library  57 Post St., San Francisco, CA  map

A History of Civil Liberties in California

Friday Mar 07 2014   5:00 PM
Monterey Marina Branch Library  188 Seaside Circle, Marina, CA  map

The Power of Our Stories: The Fight for Civil Liberties in the Japanese American Community and Beyond

Sunday Jan 05 2014   2:00 PM
Santa Cruz Public Library  224 Church St., Santa Cruz, CA  map

Wherever There’s a Fight: Exhibit Keynote

Tuesday Oct 01 2013   7:30 PM
Fremont Branch Library  2400 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont, CA  map

Wherever There’s a Fight: Mammoth Lakes

Tuesday Aug 06 2013   6:00 PM
Mammoth Lakes Library  400 Sierra Park Rd., Mammoth Lakes, CA  map

Civil Liberties Virtual Tour and Exhibit

Wednesday Feb 13 2013   6:30 PM
San Francisco Public Library (Main)  100 Larkin St., San Francisco, CA  map

Campaign for Suffrage in California

Saturday Oct 27 2012   2:00 PM
Valley Hi-North Laguna Library  7400 Imagination Pkwy., Sacramento, CA  map

Wherever There’s a Fight: Sacramento

Tuesday Oct 23 2012   6:30 PM
Sacramento Public Library  828 I St., Sacramento, CA  map

LitQuake: Five Writers who Came of Age in the Radical 60’s

Sunday Oct 07 2012   2:00 PM
Bird & Beckett Bookstore  653 Chenery St., San Francisco, CA  map

California Civil Liberties

Thursday Oct 04 2012   7:00 PM
Marin History Museum  1125 B St., San Rafael, CA  map

Civil Liberties of San Francisco

Wednesday Jul 11 2012   6:00 PM
California Historical Society  678 Mission St., San Francisco, CA  map

Reclaiming Jewish Activism: Rediscovering Voices of Our Ancestors

Thursday May 24 2012   7:00 PM
Congregation Sha’ar Zahav  290 Dolores St., San Francisco, CA  map

Wherever There’s a Fight: Fresno City College

Monday Apr 16 2012   12:00 PM
Fresno City College, Old Administration Building Room 251  1101 East University Ave., Fresno, CA  map

Free Speech Fights in Fresno

Sunday Apr 15 2012   9:00 AM
The Unitarian Universalist Church of Fresno  2672 E. Alluvial Ave., Clovis, CA  map

Wherever There’s a Fight: Bakersfield

Wednesday Jan 25 2012   3:00 PM
Dezember Reading Room, Stiern Library, CSU Bakersfield  9001 Stockdale Hwy., Bakersfield, CA  map

Women’s Suffrage in California

Friday Nov 11 2011   7:00 PM
Veterans' Memorial Hall  930 Ward St., Martinez, CA  map

100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in California

Wednesday Nov 09 2011   6:30 PM
Bernal Heights Branch Library,  500 Cortland Ave., San Francisco, CA  map

Suffrage Series at SFPL

Sunday Oct 30 2011   1:00 PM
San Francisco Public Library  100 Larkin St., San Francisco, CA  map

100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in California

Saturday Oct 29 2011   4:00 PM
Potrero Branch Library  1616 20th St., San Francisco, CA  map

“Wherever There’s a Fight” Exhibit Opening!

Thursday Oct 06 2011   7:00 PM
California History Center, De Anza College  21250 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino, CA  map

Elaine Elinson and Stan Yogi at Bird & Beckett Books and Records

Sunday Oct 02 2011   2:30 PM
Bird & Beckett Books and Records  653 Chenery St., San Francisco, CA  map

Shaping San Francisco: Wherever There’s a Fight

Wednesday May 11 2011   19:30:00
CounterPULSE  , San Francisco, CA  map

Free Speech Movement Cafe Educational Programs

Wednesday Mar 09 2011   18:00:00
Free Speech Cafe  , Berkeley, CA  map

International Women’s Day

Tuesday Mar 08 2011   11:00:00
West Valley College  , Saratoga, CA  map

Wherever There’s a Fight

Sunday Mar 06 2011   16:00:00
Avid Reader  , Sacramento, CA  map

Wherever There’s a Fight

Saturday Mar 05 2011   19:00:00
Avid Reader  , Davis, CA  map

African Americans in California

Thursday Feb 24 2011   11:00:00
City College of San Francisco  , San Francisco, CA  map

Manzanar Day of Remembrance

Saturday Feb 19 2011   14:30:00
Manzanar National Historic Site  , Independence, CA  map

Wherever There’s a Fight in Millbrae Library

Wednesday Nov 10 2010   19:00:00
Millbrae Library  , Millbrae , CA  map

ACLU: Monterey County

Saturday Nov 06 2010   15:00:00
Unitarian Universalist Church of the Monterey Peninsula  , Carmel, CA  map

Dialogue on Race: Humboldt State

Monday Nov 01 2010   17:30:00
Humboldt State University  , Arcata, CA  map

Civil Rights and Race During World War II

Sunday Oct 24 2010   14:00:00
East Bay Free Methodist Church  , El Cerrito, CA  map

Riverside’s Race Equality Week Conference

Friday Oct 15 2010   10:00:00
Riverside Library  , Riverside, CA  map

Litquake: Women Authoring Change

Sunday Oct 03 2010   12:00:00
Variety Preview Room Theater  , San Francisco, CA  map

Wherever There’s a Fight in San Carlos

Saturday Sep 25 2010   14:00:00
San Carlos Library  , San Carlos, CA  map

Wherever There’s a Fight in Alameda

Saturday Sep 18 2010   10:30:00
Buena Vista United Methodist Church  , Alameda, CA  map

Wherever There’s a Fight @ Japanese American National Museum

Sunday Sep 12 2010   14:00:00
Japanese American National Museum  , Los Angeles, CA  map

Wherever There’s a Fight in Boyle Heights

Saturday Sep 11 2010   19:00:00
Libros Schmibros  , Los Angeles, CA  map

California Book Awards!

Thursday Jun 03 2010   18:00:00
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Tuesday May 18 2010   18:30:00
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Thursday May 13 2010   13:00:00
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Tuesday May 11 2010   19:00:00
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Monday May 03 2010   18:30:00
Barnes & Noble  , Chico, CA  map

Wherever There’s a Fight

Sunday May 02 2010   19:00:00
Northtown Books  , Arcata, CA  map

Wherever There’s a Fight in Redding!

Saturday May 01 2010   15:00:00
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Friday Apr 30 2010   18:30:00
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A Company of Authors @ Stanford

Saturday Apr 24 2010   13:00:00
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Betty’s List Literary Salon

Wednesday Apr 21 2010   18:00:00
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Tuesday Apr 20 2010   18:00:00
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Literary Laureates

Friday Apr 16 2010   19:30:00
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Thursday Mar 18 2010   18:00:00
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Authors on the Move

Saturday Mar 06 2010   18:00:00
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California Council for the Social Studies Conference

Saturday Mar 06 2010   09:45:00
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Wherever There’s a Fight

Tuesday Mar 02 2010   12:00:00
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Unfinished Victory: The Fight for Civil Rights

Thursday Feb 11 2010   18:00:00
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Thursday Feb 04 2010   19:00:00
The Green Arcade  , San Francisco, CA  map

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Sunday Jan 24 2010   12:30:00
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Sunday Jan 24 2010   12:00:00
Menlo Park Recreation Center  , Menlo Park, CA  map

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Thursday Jan 21 2010   19:30:00
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Sunday Jan 10 2010   17:00:00
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Civil Liberties Brown Bag Lunch

Friday Dec 18 2009   12:00:00
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The Japanese American WWII Experience

Saturday Dec 12 2009   14:00:00
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Wednesday Dec 09 2009   19:00:00
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Thursday Dec 03 2009   19:00:00
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Tuesday Dec 01 2009   19:00:00
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Thursday Nov 19 2009   19:00:00
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Tuesday Nov 17 2009   19:00:00
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CA Civil Liberties: Howl Puts Censorship on Trial

Tuesday Nov 10 2009   19:00:00
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Saturday Nov 07 2009   17:00:00
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Thursday Nov 05 2009   18:00:00
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Wednesday Nov 04 2009   19:00:00
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Tuesday Nov 03 2009   18:30:00
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Sunday Oct 25 2009   13:00:00
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Civil Liberties in California

Thursday Oct 22 2009   18:30:00
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California Civil Liberties

Thursday Oct 15 2009   19:00:00
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Wherever There’s a Fight

Tuesday Oct 13 2009   12:00:00
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San Francisco Rights Conference

Thursday Sep 17 2009   09:30:00
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